Here is some helpful advice for getting the best picture you can for your families next holiday card.
For starters, make sure everyone in the family looks their best. Make sure they are freshly bathed and well groomed. A stop by the barber or stylist may even be in order, as well as some make up. Have everyone wear their best looking clothes for the occasion. On a related note, try not to let anyone get dirty. This means either eating a quick, clean meal or not eating all before everyone is all dolled up. Likewise, don’t let anyone do any activities that would get them dirty either, at least not until after the portrait is taken.
Don’t stress. There are a lot of horror stories about family portraits going wrong because something happened to upset one person of the family and it ended up affecting the rest. The best thing to do is deal with any complications as best as you can and try not to get angry or sad and do your best to keep your family in good spirits. A good family portrait should have everyone smiling and in a good mood. So do your best to keep everyone happy as much as you can. At the very least, just point out that that the sooner the portrait is taken, the sooner everyone can do what they really want to and let themselves go. This should provide some good incentive.
Similarly, try to handle all chores and prior responsibilities before the shoot. Like getting any cleaning or work related activity done beforehand. This way you can fully focus on getting ready and getting to the photographer’s. We also suggest arriving at the portrait studio in a timely manner. Nothing like cutting it close or running late to put people in a bad mood.
Use these important tips to help your next family portrait be the best that it can be when you put it on holiday cards to send out to relatives and friends.